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Leadership St. Johns

Advancing Leadership In Our Community

The Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership St. Johns (LSJ) program strives to connect and develop community leaders to help drive the success of our local economy as St. Johns County confronts the opportunities and challenges of today and tomorrow. Since 2000, more than 400 St. Johns County leaders have graduated from Leadership St. Johns.

St. Johns County’s business, political, and non-profit community ranks include many Leadership St. Johns alumni who have and continue to make a positive difference. The LSJ program provides a way to recognize talented individuals within your organization who might benefit from the Leadership St. Johns experience and who can utilize this opportunity to advance your organization’s goals. The strong personal and professional connections that class members make during the program year are invaluable.


Participants in Leadership St. Johns must commit to a high standard of attendance and participation in the retreat and program sessions. The Leadership St. Johns program consists of eight, eight-hour program days (generally 8 a.m.-5 p.m.), a two-day retreat, a final program wrap-up, and a graduation dinner ceremony. Attendance at all of these events, especially the retreat, is mandatory.

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Are YOU ready to take the LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE?

During the program year, the class of approximately 25 leaders convenes 1 day each month where participants experience a full day of policy briefings and onsite tours providing a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities facing our community.

Class members who successfully graduate from the program will be welcomed into the elite ranks of leadership program graduates in St. Johns County and across Florida.

Tuition for the Class of 2024 is $2750 for Chamber members and $3250 for non-Chamber members.

Applications must be received by Monday, November 20, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. The selection committee will review all applications and applicants will be notified of their status by December 8, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Porter, LSJ Program Director at 202-330-1912 or

For more information regarding Leadership St. Johns, please contact Bob Porter, Vice President of Public Policy and LSJ Program Director, at (202) 330 - 1912 or email

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